Thursday, January 7, 2016

Q1 Finish Along Linky Is Live!

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Let's kick off 2016 with an optimistic list.  That's right!  It's time to imagine, hope, dream of finishing those projects you have lying around your sewing room.  This year the 2016 FAL is going global with hosts from all over the world joining together for a bit of fun.  Be sure to check out the blogs of the other hosts (links below) - some you will have known for years, but others may be new opportunities for chatter, inspiration and a bit of fun.
For those of you who are new to the FAL, it is a place to find motivation and encouragement to complete those unfinished projects that are hanging about becoming UFOs. Every quarter you post a list of projects you hope to finish in the next three months, and then at the end of the quarter, you post a link from your blog, flickr or instagram of each successful finish from your original list.  There is no penalty for not finishing a listed project, so feel free to make your list  long or short, as you wish.  The 2016 Schedule and the Rules for the FAL are on my permanent FAL page.

Each finish, three months from now, is an entry for wonderful prizes from our sponsors. Here are the fantastic and generous sponsors for Q1 of the FAL - you can see each of their prizes listed under their logo:

For the 2016 FAL, we will have the return of a tutorial week at the end of each quarter, between the opening of the link for finishes and the day that link closes.  Stay tuned for more on that closer to the spring. If you have a tutorial that you would like to share, please let me know.
It's time to round up those projects you want to finish over the next three months, take a photo of where you are now, and make your list. Please ensure that you have at least started your projects - good intentions of starting a new project are not enough.  You need to have pulled fabrics, cut them, even started sewing to have the project qualify.   Similarly, while we love to see your bee blocks, the "finish" is when they are a completed, quilted quilt.

The 2016 Q1 link for your list of proposed finishes is now open below on my blog and on each of the hosting blogs. You only link your list once, on one blog - and that link will show up on all of the blogs. If you are using Flickr or Instgram, link a mosaic and put your list in the description. Katy of The Littlest Thistle has a great tutorial on how to link-up if you have need it.

We also ask that you become part of the FAL community. Please check the links of others (and my own!), and visit their blogs and comment on their projects. We all need encouragement to get those finishes done, so please share some of your own too.

Now its your turn. Get those lists together and get linked up. The Q1 linky party will stay open until 11 PM EST, January 16th.  That's 4AM on 17 January for those of us in Ireland. Remember: you only need to link up on ONE hosting blog and it will automatically show up on all hosting blogs.


Archie the wonder dog said...

And we're off!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I was so excited to see you on this list of blogs! I've been just awful at blog reading and I miss you! Happy New Year Cindy :)

dutchcomfort said...

So fun to see you as are of the hosts! After a year of absence, I decided to try to play along again! Happy New Year!

Indianna said...

I thought I'd try again this year after my 2014 failure! Think I've just added from Instagram and it's messed up the email address drrrrrrrrr :o(

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